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Commissioner for Patents Robert L. Stoll to Deliver Keynote Speech at AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute


As a media representative, you are invited to attend the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s 2010 Mid-Winter Institute January 27 – 30 at the La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, CA. To register click here or email Sara Barker at

AIPLA is pleased to announce that Commissioner for Patents Robert L. Stoll will be the keynote speaker at the Mid-Winter Institute’s Friday Luncheon.

This year’s Mid-Winter Institute will focus on the quest for efficient and effective IP management as global changes continue to take place. Specifically, the Institute will explore finding opportunities, managing risk and preserving value in IP management, defense, assertion and acquisition. The Mid-Winter Institute will provide worldwide updates of key developments in the courts, regulations, laws and patent offices as all aspects of IP practice continue to change.

The Mid-Winter Institute will cover the following current trends:

  • Companies are maintaining IP portfolios on tighter budgets and with innovative approaches.
  • Outside counsel are continuing to face many requests for proposal and restructured arrangements from long term clients, as both try to find the right partners to see their way through changing times.
  • As the global monetary system improves, acquisitions will increase as the healthiest investors attempt to take advantage of historic buying opportunities where IP assets are a key component.
  • Many are working to maximize the value of their own or newly acquired assets through licensing and efficient litigation while managing the challenges of defending their own activities against their competitors and other IP holders.